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Lost in the 1950s- The Cherry Bowl Drive In [And record covers from my childhood]
onmyfeetorinmymind.com ^

Posted on 09/22/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT by Bender2

Lost in the 1950s- The Cherry Bowl Drive In

The Cherry Bowl Drive In... is located about an hour south of Traverse City on US-31, just outside of the small town of Honor [Michigan]. It is proudly ‘family owned and operated since 1953′. A trip to The Cherry Bowl is like stepping back into the 1950s.

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[More photos at website]

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1950s; driveins; hollywood
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Ran up on the site while woolgathering about my childhood and web surfing. It got me to thinking about all the records from the 1950s that were somehow in and about my rather eclectic family where I grew up here, there and everywhere from Texas to both coasts and back again--

Records that nobody will probably ever see again.

I spent a few hours and came up with these that run the gamut from "I know every song on the LP" to "I seem to recall that album cover."

If any of these ring a bell, let me know:


1 posted on 09/22/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...

1950s BUMP


2 posted on 09/22/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
Some places in Kansas like that, lots of 'em really around the USA, White Castle started in Kansas, I did not know that, I found that upon investigating Cozy Inn in Salinas Kansas, started in the 1920s, little hamburgers the same way.
3 posted on 09/22/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Bender2

Those are prety risque album covers! Who approved that one with the naked lady wrapped in celophane and featuring Pat Boone, the Lennon Sisters, and Lawrence Welk? That does not look like something any of those artists would approve.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 10:15:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bender2

I know exactly where this is.. I have been thru Honor many a times going from Kingsley to Traverse city up the US31, however I remember Honor more so for its Catholic church,


5 posted on 09/22/2013 10:16:49 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Bender2

The 1950s...when the chrome was thick and the women were straight.

Michael Savage


6 posted on 09/22/2013 10:17:11 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Bender2

I don’t believe one person or one family could have all those records.


7 posted on 09/22/2013 10:17:13 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

ping


8 posted on 09/22/2013 10:19:59 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Bender2
Deacon Andy Griffith?
9 posted on 09/22/2013 10:20:25 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Bender2; b9
Oh, WOW WOW WOW WOW, I haven't enjoyed a long scroll through photos on my computer this much in a LONG time!!!!! "Rather ecclectic" family -- I want to meet you all!! WHAT a great collection! What fun!!

Thanks so much for posting this -- it really is a pleasure and a hoot!!! Who would ever connect Jack Webb with "romantic reflections," or even knew that Robert Conrad sang!!! {^) And I love the Pat Boone Christmas album ... with the nude lady wraped in celophane!!! Wilder and Wilder! And what a VERY COOL jazz collection. I drool over quite a few of them.

10 posted on 09/22/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Bender2; a fool in paradise
Ed Bilinski? The one and only?


11 posted on 09/22/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bender2; a fool in paradise

Dare I axe? “We like Johnny” who?


12 posted on 09/22/2013 10:25:07 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Bender2; BeadCounter

You all will LOVE this:
http://www.retrococktail.org


13 posted on 09/22/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Re: Those are prety risque album covers! Who approved that one with the naked lady wrapped in celophane... and featuring Pat Boone, the Lennon Sisters, and Lawrence Welk? That does not look like something any of those artists would approve.

I recall that from one Christmas we had in Nashville, 56 or was it 57? My Mom got it as a gag gift for my Dad who loved the Mills Brothers. When she told the story as the years passed, "George looked at that cover all morning and never noticed once the Mills Brothers were featured singers!"

My Dad got my Mom a mink stole that Christmas and she wore it over her negligee while cooking breakfast--

15 posted on 09/22/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2; b9

I mean ... it has “Dracula Cha Cha — the Transylvania Polka,” right underneath “Clint Eastwood sings Cowboy Favorites.” Makes me miss vinyl!


16 posted on 09/22/2013 10:30:08 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Bender2

When I went to college in the late ‘70s in Lexinton, VA (VMI), I remember that there was an old drive-in movie theater. What surprised me was that it was build into a hill, so that cars would park at an elevation, so that the screen wouldn’t be blocked.

Well, I just went to google earth, and discovered that the drive-in was still there! I’m glad that some things have not changed!


17 posted on 09/22/2013 10:30:40 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Bender2

Well, thank you for sharing that!


18 posted on 09/22/2013 10:30:51 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Bender2
And the gayest album cover goes to...


19 posted on 09/22/2013 10:32:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Bender2
Great find Bender ... Here's a recent Fendertones remake ...

The Fendertones - Monkey's Uncle

20 posted on 09/22/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Finny

“or even knew that Robert Conrad sang!!!”

Festus is the one that surprised me.

Ken Curtis “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” Festus Country
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWR6FLnPack


21 posted on 09/22/2013 10:37:12 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Revolting cat!
I don’t believe one person or one family could have all those records.

Neither do I!

With a few exceptions: Louie Prima, Porter Waggoner, Ferlin Husky, Lionel Hampton, Roy Orbison(as well as a few others) almost all of that stuff was crapola.

Jack Webb, Pepino from the Real McCoys, Jayne Mansfield... LOL

22 posted on 09/22/2013 10:37:55 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Re: I don’t believe one person or one family could have all those records.

Hell, cat, I've got more than that right stacked in rows under my TV set. And some of these albums, we didn't own but I recall seeing at other people's houses or elsewhere in the 50s.

Such as this one... a 6-grade buddy of mine in El Paso sneaked out of his parents bedroom to show to me.

Or this one... that a 3rd grade classmate of mine brought to school for 'Show and Tell" in Natchez.

23 posted on 09/22/2013 10:39:19 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

My! You had a lively family with a great sense of humor! LOL.

I was serious about my question. Was this record put out by some off shoot company that picked up recordings from other sources and grouped them on an album with their own graphics? I really can’t imagine Lawrence Welk, Pat Boone, or the Lennon Sisters approving that picture on their work.

I don’t think artists had the same control in the 50s over the re-recording of their work as they have today. I remember Christmas albums being sold by the “4 Roses Society” (a whiskey company and sold in liquor stores) that were marketed for very little money (a couple of bucks apiece) that were consolidations of many artists singing Christmas songs. No naked ladies on the covers. But, they were sold cheap to get people into the liquor stores. I had several because they were only a couple of bucks apiece, whereas an LP album at a music store might cost $10.


24 posted on 09/22/2013 10:41:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bender2

ping


25 posted on 09/22/2013 10:45:13 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Re: Dare I axe? “We like... Johnny” who?

Gadzooks! Maybe we should re-name you... Doubtingcat?

But since you axe, although practically deaf, Johnnie Ray's tear-inflected delivery tabbed him as an early-'50s sensation and you may listen to him HERE

26 posted on 09/22/2013 10:46:19 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: null and void; Bender2

Is that our own Andy Griffith of Matlock fame?

I do remember reading one time that Griffith had been a music major in college. Ever since, I’ve noticed how often he incorporated a music theme into the various Matlock episodes.

Either he was conducting the church choir, or he was pickin’ on a guitar, or banjo, with some itinerant that he’d picked up and was defending. He was a good musician — at least the TV made him seem so.


27 posted on 09/22/2013 10:47:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Bender2

That collection is a blast. Thanks for sharing.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 10:48:40 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: La Lydia
Just added http://www.retrococktail.org/ to my Home Page Listings... Thanks!
29 posted on 09/22/2013 10:50:39 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Fantastic stuff, Bender2. Brought back many a memory. Thanks for doing all that work and for sharing it.


30 posted on 09/22/2013 10:51:10 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Bender2

Is this Jayne Mansfield falling out of her dress?

Did you realize that she's the mother of Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order, SVU fame? I keep trying to see a resemblance between the two and can't -- other than their statuesue physiques. Facially, they don't look alike.

31 posted on 09/22/2013 10:51:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
When Jayne Mansfield was in an Alfred Hitchcock show, she didn't even look like Jayne Mansfield so much so maybe we are accustomed to a certain view of her though I don't know if the different hairstyle and look make it any better to check for resemblance, perhaps a little bit.
32 posted on 09/22/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Bender2

Be sure and check out their Facebook page, too. New, “cool” stuff every day.


33 posted on 09/22/2013 10:56:38 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Bender2
I had this record as a kid.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 10:59:09 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: BeadCounter

Yes. I can see a resemblance to Mariska there. I think that they made a marketing descision the try to make up Jayne to look as much like Marilyn Monroe as they could.


35 posted on 09/22/2013 11:00:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Michael.SF.
Re: "I don’t believe one person or one family could have all those records." Neither do I! With a few exceptions: Louie Prima, Porter Waggoner, Ferlin Husky, Lionel Hampton, Roy Orbison(as well as a few others) almost all of that stuff was crapola. Jack Webb, Pepino from the Real McCoys, Jayne Mansfield...

Instead of replying in my normal way... I would say probably you are just way too young to recall the 1950s.

So, Michael, I will just pity you... You do not know what you missed--

36 posted on 09/22/2013 11:01:55 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Jack Webb smiling??!!! Jack Webb WITH A CIGARETTE??!!!


37 posted on 09/22/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Bender2

I bow my head. How could I forget the deaf screaming Johnny Ray, the very precursor of rock and roll screaming! He’s changed, that’s why I din’t wreckognized ‘im, that’s it!


38 posted on 09/22/2013 11:06:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
And the gayest album cover goes to... [Bob Conrad]

Are you kidding me?! Between that one and Clint Eastwood, i almost never made it through the list. lol. Robert Conrad in "The Wild, Wild West"was one of my favorites growing up. I guess if you're a guy, though...

39 posted on 09/22/2013 11:07:54 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: Bender2

The Pat Boone album cover with the nekkid lady is racier than the Playboy one.


40 posted on 09/22/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Bender2

Try’n to make us feel old?


41 posted on 09/22/2013 11:27:12 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Nita Nupress
Re: And the gayest album cover goes to...

Whoa, fieldmarshal... guess you missed... with both 'PIANO and ORGAN STYLINGS' of GREENE and ILES

Yet, as I recall... it was a pretty cool album: SR 60099/MG 20427 - Keep It Gay: Conversational Music - Greene & Iles [1959] Eddie Greene (organ) and Stephen Iles (piano). Keep It Gay/Lazy River/I've Got The World On A String/Taboo/When It's Sleepy Time Down South/You Make Me Feel So Young//Chinatown Cha-Cha/Ja-Da/Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries/From This Moment On/Taking A Chance On Love/Dansero

42 posted on 09/22/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

http://projectdrivein.com
This Drive In just won a free digital projector to allow them to continue showing movies when film is going obsolete!!


43 posted on 09/22/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If you haven’t heard the football story by Andy, by all means check this out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxLxTZHKM8

Also “No Time For Sergeant’s” is a flick not to be missed.


44 posted on 09/22/2013 11:45:14 AM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Nita Nupress
BTW want to hear... "Keep it Gay" sung by none other than Captain Kirk? Then click... on gif.
45 posted on 09/22/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: mikrofon; martin_fierro

Hilarious-album-covers ping.


46 posted on 09/22/2013 11:47:12 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Bender2

Thanks for posting these album covers! They’re priceless.


47 posted on 09/22/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: bleach

Thank you. Is that the very same Andy Griffith of Matlock and the Andy Griffith show? His voice sounds different. I suppose it’s the difference in his age and the sound equipment, but he doesn’t sound quite the same.


48 posted on 09/22/2013 11:56:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The one and the same.


49 posted on 09/22/2013 12:07:26 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Anybody know the Cherry Bowl? The last movie I paid to see was at the drive in between Jonesville and Coldwater. We saw Kung Fu Panda and the last Indiana Jones movie.

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50 posted on 09/22/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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